Google Says 700,000 Android Devices are Activated Daily
Google Android chief Andy Rubin took to Google+ yesterday to announce a head-turning statistic: More than 700,000 Android devices are activated each and every day. With the Google Android mobile platform standing as a cornerstone of the search giant’s enterprise strategy for 2012, it’s definitely worth taking note.
In a follow-up post, Rubin clarified his criteria:
“… and for those wondering, we count each device only once (ie, we don’t count re-sold devices), and ‘activations’ means you go into a store, buy a device, put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service.”
Google Android is still lagging behind Apple iOS in terms of enterprise market share, but big G has put a lot of backbone into boosting its mobile platform’s cachet with businesses, thanks to the addition of new administration and security tools.
There’s not too much more to say, but as I noted above, Google has spent a lot of time boosting Android’s place in the partner ecosystem. And with a rumored Google-branded tablet coming soon — not to mention the impending general channel availability of Chromebooks — Google is definitely building its momentum as a hardware manufacturer.